Finally rid of the Prostar

Discussion in 'Superior Carriers' started by wsyrob, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. 59EX

    59EX Light Load Member

    Jun 27, 2015
    That pedal switch is great. The automatic in this truck is way better than in my old T680 with my other co.

    Saying that, don't get your hopes up too much. I'm in my 3rd MACK since February. DEF, regen and multiple "check engine" issues. Not impressed.
  2. Cbp

    Cbp Bobtail Member

    Mar 14, 2016
    I would always hit a bump and accidentally downshift to 11th. Mine had 75k trouble free miles before i left.
  3. Thermos Bottle

    Thermos Bottle Light Load Member

    Apr 6, 2015
    It's amazing that yours lasted so long. Mine started acting possessed with the electrics at 400K, but I got it well used. In a well used Mack now, I like it. I did get to take a peak at a new Mack a while back. The only changes I can remember were the transmission on the dash, carpeted ceilings, and they switched the fitting box and step ladder around. I was really bummed by the switch since the fitting box feels flimsy to step on.
  4. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Winston Salem
    Finally getting settled into the truck. I like it better so far. Pulls much better. Cut 15 minutes off my normal time to run from Charleston WV to High Point down I 77.

    Hate the headroom between the seats but I believe it’s a little bigger between the seats and the bunk. Plenty of storage in the 2 cabinets but had to get a couple of those seat back pocket things to store what I had in the overhead bins in the Prostar.

    I was able to get my modified Coleman cooler to fit in the passenger seat. The CB power source is the screw on posts and my cooler works great. I had it hard wired in the Prostar per this thread:
    Coleman cooler plug melting
    25(2)+2 Thanks this.
  5. yankatank

    yankatank Light Load Member

    Feb 14, 2018
    how'd your plug keep melting? I've had my cooler(3rd in 6 years driving) for a year and haven't blown any fuses(I got a pack of spares, you can get at any autozone/etc), but always unplug it when I get home, or go to hotel for 34.
  6. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Winston Salem

    It only blew a fuse once. I think they got loose in the socket and would heat up. The original plug would last a year and truck stop replacements a few months. My cooler is over 5 years old. No problems once I started hard wiring it in.
    yankatank Thanks this.
  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Your Town, USA
    I use to melt at least one per year until I started hard wiring it in. I even wired it in so it was a splitter and powered not only the cooler, but it kept the 12v plug powered as well. That way the company wouldn't get pissy about what they would consider tampering with the truck wiring
  8. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    How’s the m-drive..... and what engine/hp ?

    When using Pto you can’t start it slowly by easing out the clutch....... any problems?
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